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Johnny Laville Johnny Laville | 12:03 UK time, Monday, 19 October 2009

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As our season 09/10 is now in full swing I thought I'd post some of the reviews we've had thus far. All have been positive and it seems Donald's first few gigs were very well received and a buzz has been created.

Ken Walton reviewed our Edinburgh Usher Hall gig giving us 5 stars and commenting that
"Runnicles took us to the swirling peaks and troughs of Mahler's Symphony No 1, and an epic, measured performance that matched fragile anticipation and aching tranquillity with the torment and triumph of the symphony's final moments."

Michael Tumelty of the Glasgow Herald was at City Halls for Mahler 1 and also gave the concert top marks stating that "Every aspect of Mahler's world was subjected to detailed scrutiny: the atmospheres were flawless; structure, pacing and climaxes were gauged with brilliant psychology."

Over at the Big Issue Alex Graham waxed lyrical about the opening concert at City Halls concluding that the concert was "A notable beginning for Runnicles and a great appetiser for the concerts to come."

Chief Runnicles aficionado and top-blogger Tam Pollard was there to enjoy our "glorious" opening Edinburgh concert was there to witness our stunning second concert at City Halls and was impressed by the "wonderful orchestral tour de force" of The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and the "astonishing" performance of Daphnis et Chloe.

Other press included a profile of Donald Runnicles in The Times and an interview with Tim Cornwall in The Scotsman.

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